Tuesday morning I got a call from a man who will begin looking for a new lung cancer treatment. His cancer has developed resistance to Crizotinib.
It was an emotional 15 hours for me. The evening call was full of positive things to say about Crizotinib, the wonder drug. The morning call was a grounding reminder. Crizotinib is not a permanent solution to our problems. It works great but someway; somehow the cancer finds a way around it.
Round 2 drugs, for folks who become resistant to Crizotinib, are in testing. The goal of a cancer patient is to always be at least one step behind the drugs.